A MAN tried to drag an 18-year-old into a car on Saturday evening.

The terrifying incident took place just after 7.15pm when the 18-year-old had been walking along the road alone when a silver car pulled up alongside them.

The driver got approached the young woman and tried to drag the young woman into the car.

Her cries for help alerted a number of passers-by and the man fled in the car towards Bury New Road, on the border with Prestwich and Lower Broughton.

The attempted abduction took place on Park Lane, Salford.

A 47-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted abduction.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Rick Jackson said: “Following the quick and diligent work of officers, a man was arrested and he will be interviewed by officers throughout the day.

“Thankfully the woman was not physically injured but she has been left incredibly shaken as a result of this incident and officers are continuing to support her.

“There is not believed to be any wider threat to the community at this time but you will see increased patrols in the local area throughout the next few days so please approach them with any questions or concerns you may have.

“Whilst we have a man in custody, our investigation does not stop here and I would ask any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 4592 or 101 quoting incident number 2591 of 25/04/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.